Five of the Best Red Lipsticks


Red lipsticks to suit everyone…

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 L-R: 1. Mac So Chaud, 2. L’staj Lady Sassy, 3. Sigma Power Stick Bloody Good, 4. Rimmel The Only 1 Best of the Best, Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Red-y Set Go.

Hey guys… Happy Wednesday! Hope everybody is having a fabulous week. I just got back from my daughter’s very first Sports Carnival at school. It was so cute to see all the little ones trying their best and then getting distracted halfway through (at least that was what Miss Z did.. a short attention span, just like her mother!)

Anyway today’s post is not about mine or my daughters sporting abilities, (it would be a VERY short post if that was the case!) but it is about: red lipstick. Red lips have become a bit of a signature for me and when I head out in the evening or for a special event I rarely wear any other colour. There is just something about a bold red lip that I love and over time I have trialled a lot of different red lipsticks!

So, today I wanted to share five of the best red lipsticks…

1. My longtime favourite Mac, So Chaud: I have been wearing this one for the longest time. I love the muted red colour with the slight orange tone and the matte finish. It glides on beautifully and it’s long lasting too so it stays on after a cheeky wine or two.

2.  L’staj, Lady Sassy: This is fast becoming my go-to. It goes on as a gloss but quickly dries into a matte finish. Aside from the perfect matte finish, this one stays on practically all night! The bold red colour looks great on darker skin tones. I like to wear it over the top of Mac So Chaud for a slightly muted red.

3. Sigma Power Stick, Bloody Good: Another bold red colour with a slight matte finish. I love this one because while it has more of a matte finish it does not dry your lips out. It lasts for a long time, while keeping your lips moisturised.

4. Rimmel The Only 1, Best of the Best: This one is more of a cranberry red, great for cooler/lighter skin tones. It is a semi-gloss finish and goes on ultra smooth. It keeps your lips feeling hydrated and moisturised with great staying power.  Bonus: it smells great too!

5. Rimmel Sheer and Shine, Red-Y Set Go: This one is part of Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine range. As the name suggests this has a very sheer and glossy finish. It goes on super smooth and has a slight colour pigment. I would liken this to a lip balm with colour. It keeps your lips feeling nice and moisturised with added ingredients such as Vitamin C and E. The sheer red colour is great if you are after a more subtle red lip.


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  1. Yiota September 14, 2016

    These shades are so beautiful! Especially the Mac one 🙂


  2. Sonia September 14, 2016

    Awwww so cute. She must have enjoyed the experience. Red lipstick is also a statement piece and Mac really does the job. I haven’t tried the other brands but would love to give them a try. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  3. Noma September 14, 2016

    Mac is always a winner! Great post. 🙂

    XoXo Noma

  4. The Fashion Folks September 14, 2016

    They’re just so pretty, love the Lady Sassy one!! Xx

  5. Kelsey Bang September 14, 2016

    awesome post! I am a huge fan of red lipstick!

  6. Len Parent September 15, 2016

    AWESOME post darling! Love this! Thanks for sharing! Happy Wednesday!
    much love, Len

  7. Amy Arnold September 15, 2016

    I have a Mac and Stila one I love. Finding the right one is harder than it should be! Thanks for sharing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Violette September 15, 2016

    So interesting! I need to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sister Tales September 15, 2016

    Giiiiirly, there’s nothing more I love than a lipstick review! Thoroughly enjoyed reading this 🙂 fabulous advice!
    xoxo, simona and indre

  10. Raysa García September 15, 2016

    Beautiful shades! I love red lipstick. One of my favorite is Ruby woo by Mac.
    Kisses, babe!

  11. Melis September 15, 2016

    loving all these shades! always been a big fan of mac lipsticks!

    xx Melis

  12. Sydney Style Blogger September 15, 2016

    Wow love number 2! Never actually heard of them but what a bright bold colour! Definitely going to be one i look into next time I’m in the market for a bold red lip. Thanks for sharing xo

  13. Emma Engmark September 15, 2016

    I love the second one! So bright. Lovely picks.

  14. Sarah-Allegra September 15, 2016

    Such beautiful red shades! Personally, I do love the Mac liststicks!

    xx Sarah-Allegra

  15. I’m a huge fan of red lipsticks! Great article!

    x Sandra

  16. chichi September 15, 2016

    mac so chaud is one of my favs as well!

  17. MIRJAM September 15, 2016

    When I occasionally wear lipstick, only the one from MAC. Because it holds perfectly and the colors are amazing!
    Great post!
    xx. Mirjam //

  18. Carmen September 15, 2016

    Red lipsticks are my absolutely favourite, I’d buy them all! And I have to say that the orange ones are stunning. Just such an delightful post.
    PS: try “Dangerous” by Mac, I promise you will fall in love

  19. yuka September 16, 2016

    Mac’s So Chaud has been one of my favs! I wear it on special occasions

  20. Alessia September 16, 2016

    Great post, I love red lipsticks! I really like the color of the one from L’staj Lady Sassy
    xo, Alessia

  21. Bernice September 16, 2016

    There is something so relieving about buying new makeup especially lipsticks. Thanks for this review! Can’t wait to go out and buy more lippy!

  22. Jessi Malay September 17, 2016

    MAC So Chaud is one of my favorite red lipsticks of all time!! Thanks for sharing these babe <3 So helpful !!

    XO, Jessi

  23. DEMELER September 17, 2016

    definitely need to try these!

  24. Claudia September 17, 2016

    Aww lovely shades 💗💗

    Claudia xx

  25. Aiko Cunanan September 18, 2016

    Gorgeous picks! I love wearing red lipsticks this time of year. Thanks for sharing.


  26. Atsuna Matsui September 18, 2016

    So many variation of red lipstick shades! Love them.


  27. Rina September 18, 2016

    Would love to see the lip swatches on babe <3 My favourite red is "Ruby Woo" by MAC <3

    xoxo Rina

  28. Mira Aksoy September 18, 2016

    Amazing post, girl! Thank you for the advice.

  29. Caitlin Lee September 18, 2016

    These shades are gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing! xo

  30. jasna September 19, 2016

    These are such pretty shades of red, I so wish I could wear red lipstick, but with my small lips and complexion it just does not go xx


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